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Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly is made of 100% pure petroleum Jelly which is a blend of mineral oils and waxes. Discovered by Robert Chesebrough in 1859, Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly has had a long and dynamic history of keeping skin protected.
Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly works by creating a sealing barrier between cells in dry or damaged skin which locks in moisture and speeds up your skin’s natural recovery process, helping it to repair from within. Its occlusive function allows it to protect dry skin, cracked skin, minor cuts and scrapes. It also helps to reduce the appearance of fine, dry lines. Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly can also be used to protect your skin and lips against dryness and chapping.
Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly is the original ‘wonder jelly’. For over 140 years, it has been helping to keep skin restored and looking beautiful. Vaseline® uses the highest quality ingredients and a proprietary triple- purification process involving distillation, de-aeration, and filtration. This ensures that every jar is completely pure with a smooth consistency, unlike many of the imitation brands which do not have the same level of stringency when it comes to quality. Look for the famous Vaseline® Triple Purification seal for a worry-free purchase.
Yes, it is safe for the whole family. While derived from petroleum, Vaseline® ensures the safety of its jelly by putting it through a triple purification process. This process removes impurities, resulting in a jelly that is non-irritating and hypo-allergenic.
No, it will not. Third-party industry experts from the Journal of Cosmetic Science1 have scientifically proven that Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly is non-comedogenic, which means it will not clog pores, irritate your skin, or cause acne.
Only Vaseline Intensive Care lotions are infused with rich moisturisers and triple-purified micro-droplets of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. This fast-absorbing, non-greasy formulation absorbs deeply to restore and replenish dry skin.
Dry skin can be caused by many factors such as weather, environment, some soaps and detergents, diet, or heating and air-conditioning. The natural oils found in your skin can be removed through normal activities throughout the day, stripping the natural moisture protection your skin needs to stay healthy. Without the necessary moisture, your skin’s protective barrier degrades, which allows even more moisture to escape.
Healthy skin is made up of nearly 90% water, which gives your skin the strength and flexibility to protect your body. Over the course of the day, your body loses about half a litre of water. External factors like the ones listed above exacerbate the loss of water through your skin by breaking down your natural moisture protection. Vaseline® lotions replenish the necessary moisture and nutrients and lock in moisture needed to help keep your skin healthy and beautiful every day.
¹Albert M Kligman, MD; Petrolatum is not comedogenic in rabbits or humans: A critical reappraisal of the rabbit ear assay and the concept of “acne cosmetica”; J. Soc. Cosmet Chem., 47, 41-48 (Jan/Feb 1996)
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